Jean Jones
1927 - 2015
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Jean Jones
August 30, 1927 - March 18, 2015
Palo Alto
Jean Chisholm Jones passed away quietly in the comfort of her Palo Alto home, embraced by family.
Jean was born to Scottish immigrants in the Bronx, New York, from whom she learned the values that sustained her throughout her life. A strong work ethic, integrity, and personal responsibility were the hallmarks of Jeans life, both at home and at work.
Jean worked at Intel from its inception in 1968 to 1996. During her 27 year career, she developed innumerable personal relationships which she maintained throughout her retirement. A longtime resident of Palo Alto, she was an active member of the South Palo Alto Food Closet.
Jean is survived by her children – Charlie, Robert, Susan, Randy, and her dog Bebe. A life well lived will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on May 3, 2015 at the Intel Museum in Santa Clara.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the South Palo Alto Food Closet - 670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, Ca 94306

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 31, 2015.
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March 5, 2020
To her children. You most likely won't remember me, but, your mother was a great friend of mine, while I was working with her at Intel. She & I took a wonderful trip to NYC together, which if it hadn't been for her I know I would never have been able to go!

It was so fantastic, and I will never forget her telling me, 'now Barbara if you want to really learn about NY you have to get up and get out there and walk the streets and not be afraid!' So, I got my courage up enough to go out the next morning to make myself do it!! Which made me realize I could do it if I had to!!

She was such a wonderful friend, she gave my husband and I our wedding reception at her home, which if she hadn't done that for us we wouldn't have been able to have one.

Thank you Jean, I will always remember how you treated me, and will never forget your generosity!
Barbara Bagnod
Barbara Bagnod
April 20, 2015
At the 50 year anniversary of Moore's Law, I learned of Jean's passing. I worked at Intel for 25 years. Anyone that didn't know Jean, I'm so sorry. I sat near her and Gordon for a few years. She always fed us with leftovers from Executive Board Mtgs. Jean, you will always have a special place in my heart❣
Kathy Hallstein
April 2, 2015
Jean was always so pleasant & nice when I photographed Gordon Moore. I will remember her with great fondness.
Carolyn Caddes
(Author of PORTRAITS OF SUCCESS & retired photojournalist)
April 1, 2015
It has been over a couple of decade since I was able to see Jean at work but when I think of her, a smile automatically blesses my face. I had the honor of working with her on the Intel Museum project where she received the company's highest honor, The Intel Achievement Award. She was one of the nicest people to work with and always a great resource for knowing who to contact to get things done.

My condolences to the family. Jean will be missed.
Brad Sun
March 31, 2015
Jean was one of the nicest people I ever worked with at Intel. She was instrumental in the creation of the Intel Museum and always was a wonderful interface when you needed to reach the top people within Intel (Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce and Andy Grove). She was Gordon's and Bob's secretary at Fairchild Semiconductor and came over to Intel when it was founded. We often read about the top people that help to make a company like Intel great, but it was also the greatness of people like Jean that made Intel the institution we revered. She was the glue that held things together in times of chaos and upheaval and she did so with a gracious demeanor, firm conviction and unwavering class. We will miss you Jean.
Howard High
March 31, 2015
Rest in peace Jean. You were always a pleasure to work with. Always a smile on your face.
Joanne Simkins
March 31, 2015
Dear love one
So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that God is near to comfort all the mourning ones. He will make you firm and he will make you strong. 1Peter 5:10
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